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The urban/rural political divide

Policies dating to the 1930s helped shape the conflict that defines today's politics, writes Guian McKee

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UVA Democracy Biennial 2021

Watch three engaging discussions about the state of American democracy 

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Mask mandate showdown in K-12 schools

Who will blink first—the feds or the states, asks Senior Fellow Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

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Why a slower start can benefit a new president

Nobody comes into the presidency understanding the pressures of the office, writes Russell Riley

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Don't misunderestimate George W. Bush

Few presidents are tested so early in their tenures by such grave crises, writes Barbara Perry


Critical insights for the nation's governance

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